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HAL is transferring Westerdam from Asia to Australia and New Zealand

HAL is transferring Westerdam from Asia to Australia and New Zealand


Two days ago, Holland America Line announced the transfer of Westerdam to Australia and New Zealand in the fall of 2022 due to “persistent uncertainty” over port access in Asia.

At the same time, the company has announced the cancellation of scheduled trips to Asia during this period.

This change affects 11 crossings scheduled for September 25, 2022 to February 27, 2023.

“We regret the concerns of the passengers on this boat, but we felt it was important to make this decision in light of the current uncertainties surrounding the ports we visit in Asia,” said Beth Bottenstein, Commercial Director for Holland USA. .

HAL said travelers will be automatically booked for comparable trips to Asia later this season or next year, depending on their original itinerary.

Affected travelers who wish to travel in Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia from the fall of 2022 to the spring of 2023 will receive a loan of US $ 200, including new sailing in Westerdam.

Westerdam will resume service in Seattle on June 12, 2022

The resumption of this service will mean the return of all Holland America Line cruise operations after a break due to an epidemic.

Westerdam will operate a seven-day cruise “Alaskan Explorer” cruise from its home port of Seattle this summer.

Following the Alaskan season, Westerdam will be shipped to Australia and New Zealand, then add to Southeast Asian ports in the winter, and then begin a full Asia voyage in February 2023.

“With the reopening of ships in Australia, we can create exciting new itineraries that explore the urban excitement of Sydney, the wine country of New Zealand, and the must-see places such as the Great Barrier Reef,” Beth said. Bodensteiner added.

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